Conceptualised as a tribute to the gurus - Bharat Ratna Ustad Bismillah Khan Saheb and Shehnai Samrat Pandit Sanna Bharamanna Gawai. “Ras Barse Utsav” is an initiative by Shehnai Chakravarthy Pandit.S.Ballesh & his son Surmani Krishna Ballesh to preserve the legacy of their Gurus. It is always jugalbandi, with a prominent visiting artiste who joins Pt.Dr.S.Ballesh and party. Started in 2015, Ras Barse has featured leading Artistes like Ustad Rafique Khan, Pandit. Shrinivas Bhimsen Joshi, Pandit Ajay Pohankar, Pt, Atul Upadhyay, Pt. Vishwamohan Bhatt, and leading co-artistes like Pt. Yogesh Samsi, Pt.Subhankar Mukherji, Pt. Ravindra Yavagal, etc.